Travel to the scenic hill station of Yercaud which is one amongst the best one day weekend getaways from Bangalore!
Yercaud hill station - PC : Dinuraj K
Yercaud is a quaint hill-station in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Located at an altitude of 1,515 metres above sea level in the Shevaroys hill range of the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is fondly called 'Jewel of the South'.
The hilly charm and delightful landscapes impresses anyone who set foot in this majestic landscape! Viewpoints that provide panoramic vistas of the surrounding steep cliffs and majestic ranges make Yercaud one of the best romantic weekend getaways from Bangalore.
Pagoda point in Yercaud
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Pagoda point is one of the major tourist attractions in Yercaud located in the eastern part of Yercaud hills. Also, called as Pyramid point, Pagoda point is the best place to embrace the mind with serenity! The poised landscape continues to mesmerise any of the tourists visiting Pagoda point. Crisp breezes, bird-eye view of the Salem city and tranquil ambience characterise the mystic Pagoda point!
The place has got its name due to the four mounds of stones that have been arranged in the shape of a pyramid resembling temple towers! Though the journey atop is quite risky, the majestic view of 'Gent's seat' would make up for it.
A view of Rainbow from Pagoda point -
PC :Saravanakumar Muthusamy
Known to have been built by local tribes, Pagoda point offers an unparalleled and majestic view of Sunrises and Sunsets. The point is undeniably a photographer's delight! The view of the milky clouds floating overhead could alone give you a high at Pagoda point. The pacific ambience of the locale has the charm to spellbind any of the visitors.
Pagoda point also has a Rama temple positioned in between the stones. The towering cliffs offer adventurous rock climbing options. Trekking in the picturesque and enchanting hill-scapes could be one of the most pleasurable experiences.
Pagoda point in Yercaud is undeniably one of the best one day weekend getaways from Bangalore. Travel to this idyllic vantage point to savour the most stunning outlook of Yercaud with all its captivating essence! Let us know your feedback after travelling to this one amongst the best romantic weekend getaways from Bangalore!
Yercaud Lake - PC :solarisgirl
Other Major tourist attractions in Yercaud : The picturesque Yercaud lake, View points of Lady's seat and Karadiyur, 90 ft falls of Kiliyur, Silk farm, Rose gardens and the flora rich Botanical garden are the other major tourist attractions in Yercaud.
Distance from Bangalore : 4 hour journey (215 km)
How to reach : Yercaud is at a distance of 28 km from Salem, on a highway. A five minute journey from the Yercaud town will take you to the Pagoda point.